Galway ‘Tech Carnival’ to welcome 3,000 visitors

17 Sep 2015

The third edition of ‘Synapse – a Tech Carnival’ should bring 3,000 visitors to Galway, as emerging technologies are put to the fore.

Hosted by computer science students from NUI Galway, the event takes place next Wednesday (23 September), with ICT organisations putting on games, talks and tutorials.

The likes of SAP, Avaya, Google and Amazon are taking part, along with 091 Labs and NUI Galway’s computer society, with technology to the fore.

Considering the drive to generate more tech graduates in a burgeoning employment field, speakers and panel discussions will reflect the trends that graduates are experiencing.

As we reported earlier this week, the release of the Apple Watch is the latest in a line of reasons to drive up the numbers of programmers and developers – iOS developers and UX designers in this case – with a pretty big 15pc rise in IT infrastructure and support roles available in the last month.

Indeed, every month there’s a dearth of talent in a couple of various IT roles, so encouraging more people to get involved can only be a good thing.


“Students of computer science and information technology have seen the success of tech events internationally and we want to showcase the west of Ireland as just as exciting for tech people to come together in a dynamic and fun environment,” said David Renton, event founder.

“NUI Galway has such a unique balance of energy, youth and talent, which lends itself to hosting an event such as this, while Galway itself is one of the best cities in Ireland for ICT companies to attract new talent, as it is one of the most desirable places to live and work for all ages.

“This will be an unmissable opportunity for those at any stage of their career, from a potential computing student to an experienced pro wanting to network.”

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Gordon Hunt
By Gordon Hunt

Gordon Hunt joined Silicon Republic in October 2014 as a journalist. He spends most of his time avoiding conversations about music, appreciating even the least creative pun and rueing the day he panicked when meeting Paul McGrath. His favourite thing on the internet is the ‘Random Article’ link on Wikipedia.

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